27. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Establish Reservoirs in New Hospital Sink Drains and Show High Relatedness to Isolates Recovered From Clinical Blood Cultures

Introduction: Healthcare-associated infections acutely threaten intensive care units (ICUs) with studies indicating that Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PSAR) reservoirs in hospital built-environments can lead to infections and outbreaks. Despite this, it is unclear how pervasively antibiotic resistant organisms (AROs) like PSAR colonize ICU surfaces. We sampled surfaces in a newly-built stem cell transplant and oncology ICU before […]